Registered NDIS Provider

Our Team

Collapsed tabNicola Lemon

Chief Executive Officer

Nicola is focused on building a more equitable world—one where those most vulnerable have access to safe, secure housing and services to enable them to prosper, contribute to their community and assume their meaningful place in society.

She positions Hume as a profit-for-purpose organisation, in the conviction that community housing providers must be outstanding business organisations. Since her appointment in 2008, Nicola has forged a thriving organisation, one that is financially sustainable, focused on business growth, innovation, commitment to purpose, and accountability.

Nicola champions consultation with customers, employees, and partners to foster continual organisational and industry improvement. She is committed to providing holistic, long-term solutions that support education, and well-being. Equipping people with a roof over their heads, as well as opportunities to improve their economic and social wellbeing, has seen record numbers of Hume customers successfully navigate their way into private housing, secure jobs, volunteering opportunities, and improved social outcomes.

She has been a member of the Board of PowerHousing Australia since 2012 and has been the Chairperson since 2016.

Before joining Hume, Nicola held roles in housing associations in the United Kingdom. She has led regeneration projects, large-scale real estate renewal programs, new-build constructions, and service delivery design projects.

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Chief Operating Officer

Julie’s key strengths are her advocacy for customers and leadership of teams to provide high-quality
frontline customer service and innovative partnerships and programs.

Since 2011, Julie has led Hume’s operations portfolio through a period of dynamic change and growth. Her leadership has resulted in improved customer service and collaboration with stakeholders and partners, ensuring Hume delivers innovative services and programs to the most vulnerable community members.

She has embedded a strengths-based approach to challenging our customers and the community to work together on social justice issues and community cohesion projects. Julie has extensive experience in local government, including in community services, asset management, leasing of community buildings, and early childhood services. 

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Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Sean joined Hume as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in 2018. Sean has more than 20 years' experience in senior management, including CFO roles for two publicly listed companies.

He has strong finance and risk management skills and recent experience includes strategy and business development responsibilities with a positive impact on stakeholder impact. He is experienced in property funds management and was responsible for large scale financing as well as mergers and acquisitions. He was also responsible for acquisition and development of childcare centres as part of a senior management role with a premium childcare provider. 

Sean was elected to the Tharawal Housing Aboriginal Corporation Board in September 2019. Sean is also Chairman of the Board of Gowrie NSW, a leading provider in early learning.

Sean has led Hume's business continuity planning team in responding to the NSW bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic.

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Executive Manager – Asset Growth

Michael has 25 year’s experience in both the private and public sectors and a career experience that spans New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia.  Michael has been a senior leadership roles for the past 17 years covering multiple property services and functions in private consultancy, local government and state government sectors.

Michael brings a wealth of experience in change leadership, developing and implementing long term strategic plans and implementing best practice operating models to ensure delivery of strategic objectives. This has led to building significant development pipelines and projects, and improvements in performance, better social outcomes and healthier financial returns.

Michael is a qualified property professional and also holds a Master of Business (MBA) from South Cross University in NSW.

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Executive Manager, People, Culture and Communications

Sharn joined Hume in 2019, bringing with her an impressive record of strategic business outcomes for some of Australia's largest ASX companies and non-profit organisations. Sharn is a resilient, values driven, empathetic leader, who is committed to building and sustaining high-performance cultures.

She draws on her expertise to serve as a creative disrupter, positively challenging the status quo to propel an organisation forward. Sharn’s experience in delivering complex programs, such as large start-ups and mergers and acquisitions, is underpinned by an innate understanding of an organisation’s capacity and readiness for growth and change.

Sharn is an influential all-rounder, working collaboratively to design, develop and implement innovative communication, marketing and people-centric strategies and programs that will deliver long term transformational growth, while ensuring organisational and financial sustainability.

In her spare time Sharn volunteers her expertise to Inala Disability Services.

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Executive Manager, Customer Experience

Andrea is a highly experienced executive manager with expertise in Australia’s community housing sector and the UK’s government housing and homelessness sector. She has proven ability in achieving results, whilst demonstrating strong leadership skills in a dynamic and complex environment. In Andrea’s seven years at Hume, she has served as Acting Chief Operating Officer, Executive Manager, Performance Analytics and Business Process Improvement, and was appointed to lead Hume’s Social Housing Management Transfer project. This was the largest transformation project in Hume’s history and its success draws on Andrea’s extensive experience in project management, change management and team building.

In 2019, Andrea was appointed Executive Manager, Customer Experience, a new division in Hume focused on delivering service excellence that includes front line services based on customer need and a low effort, high trust customer experience.

Prior to joining Hume, Andrea worked for 25 years in the housing sector in the UK. There, she managed housing and property services for more than 14,000 homes.